Meridian Star

March 29, 2014

Today’s Need – $2,140.00

By Trey Long
Special to The Star

MERIDIAN —  “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?”  1 John 3:17

Praise belongs to God as every need since 2009 has been met. Thanks to everyone who has generously given over the years to change and enhance lives physically, financially, and spiritually.  Each week I stand in awe of God as I witness God’s provision in our lives.

Today’s need concerns five circumstances.These circumstances are a compilation of people who shared with us their stories.  These stories protect the confidentiality of the individuals.

    The first need is a single mother in her forties with two daughters.  She missed work when her oldest daughter was recently hospitalized.  The time spent with her daughter in the hospital has made it hard to make ends meet.  Assisting with her mortgage will help her move forward.

    The second need is a couple with three children.  The husband has found a new job after being laid off by his previous employer.  The missed income between jobs has put a huge financial burden on the family.  We can assist with their mortgage as the father starts his new job.

    The third need is a single mother with three children.  She works two jobs to provide the best life possible for her kids.  In spite of all her efforts, she is in jeopardy of having her utilities disconnected.  The recent cold weather made her utilities much higher than usual.   We can provide utilities so this hard working mother can continue providing for her three children.

    The fourth need is an elderly couple raising two of their grandchildren.  They have done well to provide everything the children need on their fixed income until the recent cold weather doubled their utility bills.  Providing utilities will help this elderly couple continue providing a safe home environment for their two grandchildren.

    The fifth need is a single father of two young children. He is doing his best to make it through the difficult time of his wife’s passing. He works two jobs to provide for his children. He was recently laid off from one of his jobs because of the lack of available work.  We can provide utilities during this father’s financial and emotional struggle.

    With $2,140.00 we can meet all these needs.  Thank you for allowing God to show provision for these needs through your prayers and giving.

    For your information, any story will be shared after all needs and individuals have been processed through the Wesley Clearing House. Proof of I.D., pay stubs, tax records, and a social security number for each member of the household must be provided. In addition, any child over 18 must provide income information, copies of any outgoing bills, and proof of any subsidy such as food stamps, housing allowance, etc. This extensive application process ensures the people and the situations they face are real. God is so good! Thank you for being somebody He can use.  Please pray for each need and see if God gives you the means to help. If He puts it on your heart, please act on it.

    Monday mornings at 7:15, we have a weekly segment on 1010 AM WMOX called Wesley 1 John 3:17. We will highlight the Today’s Need during the segment and take call ins for pledges. The phone numbers are 601-693-1010 or 601-693-1891. You can learn more about Wesley House Community Center, Inc., their six agencies and the progress for the Family Justice Center, Wesley 1 John 3:17, and other Wesley events by visiting our website: or our Wesley Facebook page for the latest updates and information. Join our weekly email list for updates on emergency needs being met through Wesley 1 JOHN 3:17 by emailing “Add me” to Checks should be made out to Wesley House and mailed to Wesley House Community Center, Inc., PO BOX 1207, Meridian, MS 39302.  You can write on the memo line of the check Emergency Christian Relief. (ECR) Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for allowing us to serve the community through your prayers and supportive gifts and donations. All Glory belongs to God as lives are changing physically, financially, and spiritually.